Big Finish have confirmed a new release date for Charlotte Pollard's second solo series. But before that, she’ll be reunited with the Eighth Doctor in the Short Trips series….
Charlotte Pollard: Series 2 has had to move back in the schedules to March 2017, with writer/director Nick Briggs saying, 'I hope listeners will accept my sincerest apologies for this delay. All the ‘New Series Doctor Who’ content rather crowded my schedule. The Big Finish production schedule is constantly reshaping, and there were other commitments too that took me away from dear Charley. However, the good news is that the scripts are now finished and we’re ready to record. Getting the main cast together will prove something of a challenge over the summer months, with India currently on holiday, so our aim is to record in September. We’re also going to go straight into making a third series, so there’ll be news on that coming soon.'
However, fans of the first Big Finish Eighth Doctor companion, played by India Fisher, will have a brand new November title to look forward to. As Doctor Who – Short Trips producer Ian Atkins confirms, ‘India always gives such a brilliant performance and it's great to hear her bringing Charley to life again. When it was clear the second series of her adventures was going to have to move, we reworked the order of some of the 2017 Short Trips titles to bring forward a story India has already recorded for us. In November Charley and the Eighth Doctor will encounter "The Man Who Wasn't There", when Charley's innocent request to meet a hero leads the Doctor to suspect an evil scheme and deadly weapon is at work…’ A trailer can be heard below:
Doctor Who: The Man Who Wasn't There will be available in November for £2.99, and is part of the 2016 Doctor Who – Short Trips Subscription offering a money saving price for twelve brand new stories. Also confirmed today is the first 2017 title, January's Doctor Who: The World Beyond The Trees, read by Nicola Walker in which Eighth Doctor companion Liv Chenka finds herself alone and fighting for survival.
Charlotte Pollard: Series 2 will be released in March 2017, and can be pre-ordered now on CD or download. Further details will be confirmed soon, both on the Big Finish website and the weekly Big Finish Podcast.